The death of Dr. Kirwan, late Medical Superintendent of Ballinasloe Asylum. on August 8th, was as sudden as it was unexpected. He did not appear to have been suffering from ill-health in any way, although it was stated at a meeting of the Committee held subsequently to his death that for some time past his life was uninsurable. It was only in May last that he returned to the asylum after six months' service in connection with recruiting, having volunteered to assist with his motor car in that department in the autumn of last year. On the day of his death he was working in his office, and finding the heat there oppressive he went to the front door in search of coolness. When conversing there with his brother-in-law he complained of the sun being too hot, and withdrew into the house in the direction of his office. Very shortly afterwards he was heard to fall heavily, and when assistance arrived life was found to be extinct. His death was apparently due to heat apoplexy.
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